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listen to TOPS’ Taking Off Your Makeup FFF Fest mix

TOPS x FFF MIX

Montreal's TOPS will descend upon Texas this fall for a handful of shows in November, including a stop in Dallas on the 5th before heading down to Austin for this year's insane Fun Fun Fun Fest and a very rad FFF Nites show (that we'll be able to share details for soon). In anticipation of their FFF show, the group put together a sweet little mix featuring some jams they're listening to at the moment, featuring Altered Images, Annie Lennox, Q Lazzarus, Strawberry Switchblade, and more. Listen below + check the full trackslist and the band's reason for including each track after the jump...

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download Leon Bridges’ Coming Home to Texas mixtape feat. Bun B + more

LB COMING HOME MIXTAPE

Leon Bridges + MICK just dropped a new surprise mixtape called Coming Home To Texas, made up of re-worked joints from the album, and featuring TX rap legends Bun B and Slim Thug, samples from Geto Boys and UGK classics + more...

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Toro y Moi drops new album/mixtape Samantha on his instagram

TyM SAMANTHA

Toro y Moi just dropped a new hip-hop record/mixtape called Samantha, featuring collabs with Washed Out, Rome Fortune, Nosaj Thing, Kool AD, and more, via a link to dropbox on his instagram. Go grab it + check the tracklist after the jump:

download:
Toro y Moi :: Samantha .zip

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listen to Cascine’s The First Five Years mixtape (curated by us)

CASCINE 5YR

As we continue to celebrate the 5th anniversary of one our favorite labels in the world, we've lovingly and carefully curated this perfect (in our opinion), hour-long Cascine 5YR mixtape, made up of some of our personal favorite tracks from the label's deep and consistently stellar catalog. Featuring classics from Korallreven, Yumi Zouma, Keep Shelly in Athens, Lemonade, Airbird & Napolian + much more, as well as previously unreleased tracks from Jensen Sportag, Boat Club + Chad Valley, it's a beautiful reminder of just how much great stuff these guys have helped put out into the world over the past 5 years. You'll be able to cop the tape in physical form as part of Cascine's limited 5YR pack (along with a tee and a new Yumi Zouma 12") soon, or right now with tickets to Cascine's 5YR party next month at Brookyn's Wythe Hotel. Listen to the mixtape below exclusively on Spotify, and check the full tracklist after the jump...



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july 2015 mix

JULY 2015 MIX

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listen to the official Gorilla vs. Bear V mixtape by DJ Sober

GvsB V x SOBER FINAL

Gorilla vs. Bear V goes down next week here in TX, and for the fifth year in a row, Dallas' own DJ Sober (who will be DJ'ing between sets all night at both GvsB shows) has hooked up the official mix to get us even more psyched for the occasion. This year's tape — featuring all of the acts playing this year's sold-out shows (Jamie xx, Lower Dens, Tei Shi, Bop English, Yumi Zouma + Prince Innocence), a couple GvsB alums (Panda Bear, Empress of), and a bunch of other stuff we're into at the moment — is arguably the best one yet, and is essentially an hour-long glitter-wavy summer jam. Listen/download below, check the tracklist after the jump, and look for this one to potentially make its way to cassette at some point in the near future...

Gorilla vs. Bear V Mix by Dj Sober on Mixcloud

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Primavera Sound 2015 mixtape

PRIMAVERA SOUND 2015

Our girl Faith Silva is making her way over to España this week for the 2015 Primavera Sound festival, which takes place in Barcelona from Wednesday, May 27th through Saturday, May 30th. The Primavera folks consistently put together incredibly diverse and adventurous lineups, and this year's dream bill is no exception: Panda Bear, Shabazz Palaces, the Strokes, Kelela, James Blake, Viet Cong, Caribou, the Vaselines, Ride, Ariel Pink, Mac Demarco, Patti Smith (performing Horses), Tyler the Creator, HEALTH, Jon Hopkins, Sleater-Kinney, RATATAT, Underworld, Spiritualized, and so many more will convene in Parc del Fòrum for the 4-day fest, starting tomorrow...

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listen to the official LEVITATION 2015 Saturday mixtape + win weekend passes

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Austin Psych Fest's LEVITATION 2015 is getting palpably close (next weekend!), and today we're debuting another great official fest mixtape by Al Lover, featuring tracks from HEALTH, Las Robertas, Tamaryn, Thee Oh Sees, Primal Scream, the Jesus and Mary Chain + others, and that's just from Saturday's lineup (listen to the Friday mixtape, featuring Tame Impala, Spiritualized, and more, here).

Check the full tracklist after the jump, and let us know which bands you're most excited to see in the comments below to enter to win a pair of weekend fest passes AND tix to the official LEVITATION kickoff party next Thursday at the Mohawk, featuring Ariel Pink, Octopus Project, and more.

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download Toro y Moi’s Gorilla vs. Bear mix

TORO y MOI

There aren't many better ways I can think of to start off a Monday morning than with a surprise mix from one of our favorite artists: Chaz Bundick of Toro y Moi sent over this sweet lil' 33-minute mix made up of some of the wide-ranging sounds that (presumably) inspired his excellent, decidedly rocking, and diverse new record, which we've had on repeat all weekend. Featuring tracks from Ride, Wire, the Five Stairsteps, Drake, Tearjerker -- whose "You Can" might be my new favorite jam -- Chaz's Sides of Chaz side-project, and more. Listen to Toro y Moi's GvsB mix below, and check the full tracklist after the jump.

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What For? is out next week on Carpark, but you can listen to the record in its entirety now on NPR.

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march 2015 mix

MARCH 2015

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